Fashion is unfortunately an industry which contributes mass amounts of pollution to our Earth.
There is not a way to avoid the fashion industry or clothing as a whole..(at least not for me) but we can choose to be more of a conscious consumer.
I’ve listed a few ways I have found that are easy for me to use while still staying true to my personal style and buying taste.
Re-usable Shopping Bags or No Bags at All.
Get in the habit of saying “no” when the store cashier asks if you need a bag. Let’s all make a conscious effort to use reusable bags or no bags at all.
Aim towards having a minimalistic closet. As I’ve gotten older I am able to pinpoint more and more of an exact style while still branching out and trying new trends. That being said I still have minimal pieces I wear at least every week. Invest in pieces that will last you a long time and can go with multiple outfits. For me that is denim and shoes.
Thrift shopping or second hand shopping. This one is a no brainer. But obviously it’s always good to incorporate “hand me down” or secondhand pieces in your closet. There are some GEMS I have found during my times at Goodwill.
Every time you buy something new get rid of something that is collecting “dust” in your closet.There are people out there that would put the clothing you don’t wear anymore to good use. This is an easy way to make sure you are using the majority of things in your closet and not overly buying things that either you already have or don’t really need. I keep a list on my phone of “wants”. These “wants” are items I feel like I need in my closet but that I have time to think about or wait til it goes on sale. This list helps me purchase less impulsively and ultimately save more money. My virtual closet is a way I also save and track upcoming purchases that I want to make. Shop my closet here.
I hope you liked this post and that it inspired you in some way.
talk soon. x